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Amber Rose Kandarian is an American filmmaker with Armenian roots and founder of Impact International Pictures. She has over 7 years of experience as both a director/producer and cinematographer. Kandarian directed, shot and edited her first film RESPECT THE DOC, a documentary about how documentarians can influence and illuminate society. This film had a limited theatrical and DVD release in the United States and Australia. Her second film, BRUISED GOLD, a mockumentary about the dangers of a fictional drug derived from bananas, won the award for Best Cinematography at the New Zealand 48-Hour Short Film Festival, and was later shown on New Zealand’s television channel C4.

In addition to directing her own projects, Kandarian has been a documentary instructor at the Sydney Film School and the Apple Academy. She has also shot music videos for groups such as White Zombie and has edited children’s television series for Studio Two and Saturday Disney in New Zealand.

In addition to her own projects, she also collaborates with other filmmakers. In 2005 she was invited to Armenia to assist in the post-production of ‘A Story of War and Peace’ with Bars Media, the BBC and YLE. In Armenia, Kandarian exhibited a series of contemporary art video pieces at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA/NPAK).

While developing new projects, Kandarian has also produced various commercial projects for clients including Life by Design, University of California Irvine, Fuel TV (Australia) and Yacht Aide.

Kandarian is a graduate of the University of California Irvine and was selected to be a video/multimedia artist scholar at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach.

She has produced and filmed in locations around the world, including Australia, Armenia, America, New Zealand and Spain.